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Leveraging Limited Dollars: How Grantmakers Achieve Tangible Results by Funding Policy and Community Engagement
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When I came to The Minneapolis Foundation, this report by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy had just been published. It's only ten pages,...Show more When I came to The Minneapolis Foundation, this report by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy had just been published. It's only ten pages, and it focuses on the impact of philanthropic investments in civic engagement. Spoiler alert: Their three-year research project determined that for every dollar invested, the average community benefit was $115. That's a return on investment of $115 to $1! If you are wondering about where to get the most impact with your philanthropic investments, civic engagement and advocacy is a home run! Show less
All-In Nation: An America That Works for All
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This book is a collaboration between PolicyLink and the Center for American Progress. Published in 2013, it quickly became one of my go-to books to refres...Show more This book is a collaboration between PolicyLink and the Center for American Progress. Published in 2013, it quickly became one of my go-to books to refresh my understanding of various challenges (and solutions!) that we face in our country and in our community. I am grateful that this book exposed me to the work of many experts of color—people I should have known, but didn't. This book describes how strong communities of color are critical to America’s economic future and lays out a comprehensive policy agenda to build an equitable economy where everyone, including fast-growing communities of color, can participate and thrive. Show less
Closing the Leadership Gap
Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World
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Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed
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I have watched this 75-minute documentary at least 20 times. That's not an exaggeration. Why? Because when I worked at The White House Project, a nonparti...Show more I have watched this 75-minute documentary at least 20 times. That's not an exaggeration. Why? Because when I worked at The White House Project, a nonpartisan civic and political leadership training organization for women, we screened it at every weekend training we offered. Why? Because this 1972 story of the first Black woman to run for President is so inspiring and, still, so timely. And if the story itself doesn't grab you, the awesome 70's soundtrack will have you dancing in your living room. Show less
WInning Marriage
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Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee
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I was in my first protest during the late 60's. At the time, I was very focused on women's rights and civil rights. Meanwhile, American Indians were fight...Show more I was in my first protest during the late 60's. At the time, I was very focused on women's rights and civil rights. Meanwhile, American Indians were fighting, too. I am not proud to say that I never knew much about what was happening in the American Indian movement until it supported the seizure of Wounded Knee in 1973. Finally, I noticed. This book documents events and people few people know about, even today. "Like a Hurricane" puts the events of the late 60's and early 70's into historical context and provides one of the first narratives of that period. Written by two American Indians, Paul Chaat Smith and Robert Allen Warrior, this book is a compelling account of how—for a brief but brilliant season—Indians strategized to change the course and tone of American Indian-U.S. government interaction. This is not a puff piece that focuses only on successes. The authors also write with honesty about strategies that did not go well. Show less
An Interview with the Founders of Black Lives Matter
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Who doesn't love TED Talks? This is one of my favorites because these three founders of the movement known as Black Lives Matter are brilliant yet down-to...Show more Who doesn't love TED Talks? This is one of my favorites because these three founders of the movement known as Black Lives Matter are brilliant yet down-to-earth leaders who make me think every time I hear one of them speak. Usually, I hear one of them at a time. This TED Talk has all three! You know that TED Talks are short. I guarantee it: this one will whet your appetite to seek them out and listen or read more. Show less
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